Acknowledged author María Cecilia Colombi wrote Palabra abierta comprising 368 pages back in 2006. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0618527745 and 9780618527748. Since then Palabra abierta textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $1.96 or rent at the marketplace.
Palabra abierta, 2/e, is a theme-driven and process-based Spanish composition text designed to develop advanced students' critical-thinking skills and academic writing proficiency. Through a functional grammar approach students learn about a variety of genres, with a particular focus on the academic essay. Each chapter explores multiple aspects of a common theme through various written genres and teaches students about functional components that constitute each of the genres presented. Each chapter also includes one model essay that demonstrates the genre in which students will be asked to compose. Readings and activities provide students with the appropriate vocabulary, linguistic structures, and writing strategies to allow them to meaningfully engage in chapter topics as well as diversify and expand their writing skills.